Nov 25 – Dec 1

November 25th, 2012

Treat others with the mind of giving, and practice doing works that have no reward.

– Master Baek, In Polishing The Diamond

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Nov 27, 8:30am
Friday Nov 30, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 21, “The Lotus Pond”.

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #20: “The Enlightened Man”

Shogen asked:

“Why does the enlightened man not stand on his feet and explain himself [stand up for Zen]?”

And he also said:

“It is not necessary for speech to come from the tongue.”

Mumon’s Verse

   If the feet of enlightenment moved, the great ocean would overflow;
   If that head bowed, it would look down upon the heavens.
   Such a body has no place to rest….
   Let another continue this poem.

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